I am the mother of 4 children. Let me introduce my children (obviously their nicknames). Spanky is 9 years old, Portamus Prime is 7, Bubbles Pat is 4 and Tallyoop is 2. I have 2 extremely picky eaters out of the 4. The frustrating thing is the 2 picky ones rub off onto my good eaters. Pretty soon I have 4 kids that won’t eat anything I fix without taking drastic measures. In past years I wouldn’t have called myself an extreme healthnut by any stretch of the word. We ate like most Americans with some minor changes. I did use whole wheat flour when I baked, real butter, and fructose sugar. I tried to buy things that were lower in sugar and never really bought a lot of sugar cereals. I did pretty well with not taking my kids out to fastfood. I wanted to give you an introduction to my family and the challenges that I've faced with feeding my children. Their health has been my motivating factor. The diversity with each of their eating habits and needs made it easier to test my methods. You probably have similar eaters.